Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool

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Find out about the longest and arguably one of the most important campaigns of World War II at Merseyside Maritime Museum, occupying warehouse block D at the Albert Dock. The city’s seafaring heritage is brought to life at this museum, which was designed to narrate the history of Liverpool’s ongoing international maritime importance. Discover the city’s role in the transatlantic slave trade, emigration, the development of the merchant marine, and the story of RMS Titanic. The museum’s exhibit marking the centenary of the Titanic's sinking includes numerous personal items recovered from the wreck, such as watches, cups, spectacles, and tiepins. The site also includes award-winning dining rooms, along with a gift shop, cafe, and lecture theater. To visit Merseyside Maritime Museum on your trip to Liverpool, use our Liverpool trip builder site .
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  • Cool place for maritime enthusiasts-if you are interested in the history of the British fleet-this commercial, military or passenger (Titanic)-is the perfect place to enjoy history, familiarize yourself with the points and the ability to see many ships (in the minus scale). The Museum further stresses the importance of Liverpool as a gateway to the world of the British Empire.
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  • Fantastic exhibits and info on th titanic and then visited the slavery museum which was again very informative and brought to life the horrific exploitation which was so recently considered as accepta...  more »
  • Very interesting museum. Learned so much about the local maritime connections. It's well set out and a real eye opener.  more »
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  • My family and I enjoyed our visit. Everyone was friendly and there was no rush to get people moving like other museums. All the exhibits were displayed well with plenty of information. It is free but a donation is recommended though there is no one pushing you to give so you can put as much as you want or just not bother. Though I personally would recommend donating something as these places need the funding to keep informing us on our important heritage.
  • I loved this.Thoughtfully presented against structures of great national heritage. A must if only for an amble around the beautifully restored dockland structures. Go and have a cup of tea on the Routemaster bus cafe outside. Nostalgic yes but still worthwhile for many other reasons.
  • Outstanding tour of the old docks. Dan and John were excellent tour guides and the old dock was an amazing spectacle. The whole museum set up in Liverpool is an absolute credit to the city.
  • I spent more time in here than I care to admit, so many tragic stories and some amazingly light hearted ones too. I was a fan of the SEIZED customs exhibition downstairs. it's 4 floors of maritime goodness. Well worth the visit for anyone who visits this fair city.
  • Spacious galleries revealing Liverpool's seafaring history through information panels, photos, films, fascinating artefacts, interactive displays and some brilliant ship models. I was particularly moved by the hardships of emigrant families recreated in a dockland street and ship's steerage, the letters and mementos in the Lusitania exhibition, and the Slavery Museum. The Nigerian domestic compound and model of a sugar plantation both impressive. Toilets on every floor, gift shop, two cafes, fantastic views of Liverpool from upper floors. Spent three hours there, but you need the whole day to see it all.
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